Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.